The Government of the Northwest Territories recognizes Aboriginal Governments as governments that have negotiated, or are in the process of negotiating, self-government agreements with the GNWT and the Government of Canada.
These are Aboriginal governments that represent multiple communities. Seven regional governments have been established in the NWT to date.
- Akaitcho Territory Government
- Dehcho First Nations
- Gwich'in Tribal Council
- Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
- Northwest Territory Métis Nation
- Sahtu Secretariat Incorporated
- Tłįchǫ Government
Community Based Governments
Represent exclusive negotiations undertaken by individual communities that seek governing powers that are unique to the interests of their membership.